Dover Marine War Memorial

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The Dover Marine War Memorial

Dover Marine War Memorial stands in the old Dover Marine Station in the Western Docks, Dover, England. The port has effectively been closed for several years; it is currently used as a berthing station for cruise liners, and is only open when a liner is in dock.[1]

Description[edit]

The memorial was created in remembrance of South Eastern and Chatham Railway employees who served during World War I. The Railway had 5,222 individuals who served of whom 556 had died, [1]

The winged "Victory" figure on the memorial holds the "torch of truth". The bronze figurine stands on a granite plinth. At the feet of this "Winged Victory" figure is a sailor and a soldier.[1] The memorial also consists of a wall inscribed with the names of those who fell in World War I. Those remembered are the 556 men of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway who laid down their lives in the Great War and 626 men of the Southern Railway who died fighting in World War II.[1]

The war memorial was unveiled on 28 October 1922 by R.H Cosmo-Bonsor the Chairman of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway Managing Committee and the sculptor was Mr. W. C. H. King.[1] In his career, Mr. King worked closely with Gilbert Bayes and was the sculptor of the statue of Robert Owen in Newtown, Powys, finished after Bayes had died. King also sculpted the Great War memorial in St Peter’s Church, Wolverhampton, and some statuary in the niches of the tower of All Souls College in Oxford.[citation needed]

Central bronze[edit]

Crouching figure[edit]

Inscriptions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Dover Marine War Memorial and Roll of Honour. Roll of Honour. Retrieved 17 August 2012.

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Coordinates: 51°6′48″N 1°18′57″E / 51.11333°N 1.31583°E / 51.11333; 1.31583